Charleston Alcohol Liability Lawyers
Alcohol Liability & 'Dram Shop'
Alcohol Liability, or the legal term in South Carolina referred to as, "Dram Shop" can make the server of this alcohol liable for injuries. Too often accidents occur which are related to over consumption of alcohol. Establishments will often over serve an individual with excessive amounts of alcohol, continuing to serve them after they are clearly intoxicated. Often these individuals will then sadly get behind the wheel of a car or boat, and cause serious injuries to themselves and others.
When an establishment knows or should have known it was serving an intoxicated person by the amount of alcohol, the time period which it was served, or the condition of the individual, that establish can be held liable for the resulting injuries and damages caused by the drunk driver.
The similar standards apply to alcohol being served by a restaurant, bar, or social host of an event.
These types of cases are very fact based and much evidence must be collected. We will collect and analyze police reports, eye witness testimony, social media accounts, and security camera footage. Time is of the essence when this injury occurs and it is important to begin working on this immediately.
If you have a loved one who was injured and you believe the person who caused this was intoxicated, you should consult with an attorney immediately. It is important to know your rights.
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